Perth Hall at Western, London, Ontario CANADA

Research to Action: Activity and Aging Conference 2009!

Mark your calendars!
July 17 and 18, 2009 the CCAA will host the first Research to Action: Activity and Aging Continuing Education Conference for CCAA trained individuals and other stakeholders involved in physical activity for the older adult population. This two-day conference at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario is partially supported by funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).


Here’s what to expect:
Friday, July 17 – Get Inspired! – You will hear an inspirational keynote address from Dr. Quincy Almeida from Wilfred Laurier University (Physical activity and Parkinson's Disease). You will also learn about the latest advances in physical activity and aging from top researchers working at the forefront of this rapidly evolving field. Other highlights of day 1 include marketing and communication workshops from professionals in the industry to give you the tools to work effectively with the media and the public to better market your services to older adults in your community.

Saturday, July 18 – Get Ready to Work! – Today you put the research to action! First you get to choose one of three active workshops, then cap off your day and conference experience with your choice of a high or a low functioning senior fitness class lead by one of the CCAA’s top senior fitness instructors.

Click on the Conference Schedule link (on the right) to see the detailed conference agenda.

The early bird registration fee (sign up before April 30) is $150 for two days and $100 for one day. Sign up early so you are not disappointed. Click on the Register link (on the right) to download the Conference Registration Form (PDF). For more information contact Sarah Merkel at or 519.661.2029.

A block of rooms have been reserved for your convenience, so you can stay and play on site at the Perth Hall Residence at Western. The special conference rate is just $45/night and includes free breakfast! Click on the Accomodations link (on the right) to learn more about the Residence and fill out page 2 of the conference registration form to reserve your room.


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Clara Fitzgerald
Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging
Phone 519.661.1603
Fax 519.661.1612



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